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Definition of the noun american creeper
What does american creeper mean as a name of something?
- a common creeper in North America with a down-curved bill
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- scientific name: Certhia americana
- synonym of American creeper: brown creeper
- more generic terms: creeper / tree creeper = any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet
- member of: Certhia / genus Certhia = type genus of the Certhiidae
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by J. Heinrich Blascke
American creeper Dv. tropaeolum canariense.
A Treasury of Useful Information for the Farm and Household by Jonathan Periam
American creeper. ResidentJrequent, but eludes observation; insectivorous. Its food consists chiefly of ants, larva-, and small insects, and small particles of lichens; and if one be placed near the nose, it is generally found to etnit an odor like ...
Navi - Ornithology
The North American creeper seems identical, but the numerous other birds described as creepers do not belong to the genus Certhia. The solitary type alluded to is a retired inhabitant of the woods, in no way conspicuous in colour, though ...
by Robert Hunter
The American Creeper of North America, Certhia Americana, is five and a half inches long; its color above is dark-brown, each feather streaked centrally with whitish limbs. and the rump rusty; under parts, and a streak over the eye, white.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1858)
Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature
The North American creeper seems ...
Zell's Popular Encyclopedia (1882)
A Complete Dictionary of the English Language; with Pronouncing Vocabulary & a Gazetteer of the World
The American Creeper of North America, Certhia Americana, is five and a half inches long; its color above is dark-brown, each feather streaked centrally with whitish limbs, and the rump rusty; under parts, and a streak over the eye, white.
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